Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Join No One Is Illegal

Come to our recruitment event on September 29, Monday in Room 201 at the Jack Purcell Community Centre (320 Jack Purcell Lane) from 7pm to 9pm. You'll find out about how to get involved with us, information on our various campaigns, and resources we can provide.

We will post more information about the event (including childcare and accessibility info) as we get closer to the date.

Canadian Unemployment & the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Join No One Is Illegal - Ottawa at the Peoples Social Forum - Forum social des peuples in Fauteux, Rm 133, UOttawa campus for a panel discussion and brainstorming around fighting back against the temporarization of migration into Canada.

We will be joined by speakers from Pmsc Ottawa (Pilipinong Migrante Sa Canada - PMSC Ottawa), Justice For Janitors SEIU Local 2, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and Justicia for Migrant Workers, J4MW.

The panel will be held on Thursday, August 21 from 9:00am to 10:30am in the Fauteux building, Room 133 on the University of Ottawa campus (75 Laurier Avenue West).

The room is wheelchair accessible. For other accessibility needs (whisper translation, childcare, transcription, etc), please contact noiiottawa@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Statement & Actions in Solidarity with Palestine

No One Is Illegal Ottawa, on unceded Algonquin territory - NOII Ottawa condemns and calls for an immediate end for the ongoing attacks against the people of Palestine by the Israeli forces. As a migrant justice organization, we affirm our solidarity with all peoples opposing policies of occupation, exploitation, and displacement from Turtle Island to Palestine. We call for an immediate end to the Israeli occupation of all Palestinian territories, and the system of apartheid that characterizes daily life in Palestine. We denounce Canada’s complicity in the killing and occupation of the Palestinian people. 

We see our struggles for migrant justice and against ongoing colonization on Turtle Island, as deeply interconnected with the struggles for freedom in Gaza. We urge all people to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, denounce Canada's complicity in Israeli apartheid, and support local initiatives for a boycott, divestment and sanctions. We demand the right to freedom of movement of the Palestinian people, the right to stay and the right of return.  We envision a world free from oppression, where all life is valued, and people can move freely in order to live with justice, dignity, and self-determination.

We urge folks to take action in solidarity with the Palestinian people:
Upcoming Gaza solidarity protests and actions:
Free Free Palestine!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Justice For Deepan Charter Challenge

Urgent Support Needed!

Federal Court Showdown: Justice for Deepan vs. Citizenship and Immigration Canada!

Pack the Court house! Bring your bodies and voices to show your support for this crucial moment in Deepan’s case. After over a year of Deepan living in precarious stateless limbo pending deportation, a date has been set for this landmark Federal Court hearing.

When? THIS MONDAY, June 16th, 2014 Rally: 8:30am. Hearing: 9:30am
Where? 301 Wellington St. (Supreme Court Building, West Courtroom). Ottawa, Unceded Algonqiun Terrritory 

On June, 5th, the Federal Court of Appeal made a decision to push Deepan’s upcoming Federal Court application to Monday, June 16th. What does this mean? After months of preparation, Deepan’s legal team will argue that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have breached Deepan’s constitutional rights by making him stateless. If successful, the Federal Court of Canada will force Citizenship and Immigration Canada to restore Deepan’s citizenship, simultaneously setting a president in other similar cases.

We need your support! With over 1,000 individuals across multiple borders, countless unions, grassroots groups, civil liberty and non-profit organizations backing

Deepan and his struggle for justice, let’s pack the courthouse and demonstrate the magnitude of support that exists for him and his struggle for justice! Can’t come for the full hearing? Show up in the morning at 8:30 for a press release, and opportunity to show & voice your support. Bring signs in support of Deepan!

Coming from a different city? Contact justicefordeepan@gmail.com or call us at: 613.265.1364 to coordinate rides. We hope to see you there!

Ottawa Convergence to End Immigration Detention

Join us this Sunday at 12:30pm to march in demanding an end to immigration detention. The march will start at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa (120 University Private).

Over 85,000 people have been detained in immigration jails under Harper's watch. Many of them have been imprisoned indefinitely, with no known release date. Immigration detention tears apart families, taking away migrants' freedom for the crime of being born elsewhere.

Join us as we march to immigration control headquarters to demand an end to immigration detention, particularly endless detention, max-security incarceration, and an overhaul of the detention review process.

Part of the International Conference on Penal Abolition. Please register: http://actionicopa.org/. Caravans leaving from across Ontario (Toronto, Guelph, ...) (June 12 - 15).

Please fill out this form if you'd like to join us or need billets: http://bit.ly/1iIY9ew.

This action is coordinated in conjunction with immigration detainees imprisoned and on strike inside Lindsay, Ontario's, max-security Central East Correctional Centre.

End Immigration Detention Network (including No One Is Illegal - Ottawa & Toronto, and Fuerza Puwersa)


Backgrounder: www.truthaboutdetention.com

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pop-Up Fundraiser: a bread tasting to fundraise for No One Is Illegal Ottawa

Mark your calenders and spend your long weekend in Hintonburg with Bread By Us!

Location: 1065 Wellington St. West
Day/Time: Sunday, May 18 @ 7pm to midnight

On Sunday, May 18th, your favorite artisanal bakery will be hosting a bread tasting evening with Emulsify - The Oil & Vinegar Experience! and Top Shelf Preserves.

Pizza offerings will be served throughout the evening accompanied by local beer, wine and in house cocktails mixed to the beats of Zattar from TIMEKODE!

Funds raised will go to No One Is Illegal-Ottawa to contribute towards anti-deportation casework costs.

Entrance is $5-10 sliding scale at the door. Bread By Us is an accessible venue.

Check out No One Is Illegal - Ottawa, Bread by Us, Emulsify, and Top Shelf Preserves on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This May Day! March with NOII and Justice for Deepan!

March 1st - 4pm McNabb Park - 5pm March. 

Dear Friends and Allies,

On May 1st, International Workers Day, No One is Illegal will march as a migrant justice contingent, alongside Justice for Deepan. We will march for an end to detentions, deportations and double punishment. We will march for the dignity and self-determination of all im/migrants regardless of status. We will march for status for all!

We are unified in our fight against poverty, capitalism and colonization. We oppose attack on all workers, irrespective of status. We will continue our support for indigenous movements for self-determination. We stand in solidarity with larger struggles for social and environmental justice. We resist patriarchy, racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia, in our work, in our communities and as larger systems of oppression. We strive and struggle for the right to remain, the freedom to move, and the right to return.

Come march with migrant justice contingent this May Day!

Raise the Rates! Status for All!

The May Day march is organized by Solidarity Against Austerity. Join allies in fighting back against the austerity agenda. 
We express our deep appreciation to our allies in the labour movement who continue to offer support and solidarity for NOII and Justice for Deepan.